PanicInPolkadots

It's raining polkadots... did you bring your umbrella?

Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Announcement    Follow me on Instagram @umbrellaminiatures and @panicinpolkadots! Discover more about me and my creations here: www.panicinpolkadots.com

Everything in this shop is designed and handcrafted by me. I strive to use every bit of secondhand and vintage fabrics whenever possible, as well as reclaimed items such as neckties, tshirts and buttons.

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<3Katie Umbrella XOXO

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Copyright © 2005-2021
Panic in Polkadots.
All rights reserved.
"When it rains, it pours"
-Morton Salt Girl

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Last updated on Aug 10, 2021

Follow me on Instagram @umbrellaminiatures and @panicinpolkadots! Discover more about me and my creations here: www.panicinpolkadots.com

Everything in this shop is designed and handcrafted by me. I strive to use every bit of secondhand and vintage fabrics whenever possible, as well as reclaimed items such as neckties, tshirts and buttons.

What people are saying about Panic in Polkadots:
http://www.etsy.com/people/PanicInPolkadots/feedback

<3Katie Umbrella XOXO

****************************************************************************

Copyright © 2005-2021
Panic in Polkadots.
All rights reserved.
"When it rains, it pours"
-Morton Salt Girl

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About PanicInPolkadots

Sales 270
On Etsy since 2011
Video summary: Time lapse video of me laying out tshirts for a quilt!

Panic in Polkadots!

I learned to sew at a young age, and would create clothing and blankets for my dolls. I even dabbled in embroidery. My nickname was Katiebug, and ladybugs drew me in, with their cute lil polkadots. They truly are the meaning behind "Panic in Polkadots."

In High School, I began to made clothes for myself, since nothing ever seemed to fit right: to my body or my personality. I would modify clothes, buy clothes from thrift stores, cut them up and bleach them. I loved creating things, and I loved owning something unique that no one else had. Often, people would ask where I got my fashions. But, it seemed difficult to make clothes for anyone else but me. I didn't use conventional methods of measuring and drawing up patterns. I just went for it, cut and sewed until it seemed right, creating little masterpieces along the way.

Eventually, I was introduced to the world of collage. I made several collages of any size and theme, using paint, mod podge, old canvases, and magazine clippings. I would sit for hours and cut up zines into letters and little pictures and quotes, to fill a shoebox. Soon thereafter, I picked up the art of candle pouring. I bought candle tins but decided that they needed a little decoration, so I decoupaged them. These unique candles were decorative and functional. All of a sudden, people wanted to buy my product, and I loved to create the individualized, unique items!

Panic in Polkadots took off! I began looking into what else to create, bottlecap jewelry, wristbands made out of fabric scraps, camera cases with film camera prints! But once I started creating animal friends, I knew right away that these would be my signature product. One raccoon started it all, and I still have her to this day. So many animal friend stuffed animals and ice cream cones and cupcakes have found amazing homes. I am over the moon about it!

Lately, embroidery consumes my time, and I am forever inspired by my favorite band: AFI. I hope to continue to create and share these little masterpieces with y'all!

So, let's keep this creativity going for many years to come. It's raining polkadots, did you bring YOUR umbrella?

<3 Katie Umbrella
Panic in Polkadots

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  • Katie McKinnon

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer

    My Mom taught me how to sew doll blankets when I was a little girl. Later, I'd modify my own clothes and was always known as the girl with the one-of-a-kind outfits. Now, I love to create for my customers. Any day that's a sewing day is my favorite!

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